Facelift Dentistry in Bentonville
Integrated Dentistry provides a comprehensive approach to dentistry that can have significant positive effects on facial esthetics. Natural facelift dentistry is a unique aspect of Integrated Dentistry in Bentonville, AR. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 479-333-1300.
Look Years Younger with Age‐Defying Dental Treatments
Your jaw joints, jawbones, facial muscles, and teeth provide the major structural support to your face; this structure makes you look like you. If teeth are misaligned or lost and jaw and bite misalignments are present, these factors change the way you look and age you prematurely. When issues like tooth loss and jaw/bite misalignments are properly diagnosed and treated, it not only can improve your oral health, but also your overall appearance. You’ll look younger and more vibrant with a healthier smile.
How Jawbone Loss Impacts Your Facial Appearance
Teeth do more than just help us chew our food and speak. They actually serve to stimulate the bone in the jaw. Each time you chew, the teeth stimulate the bone. Without this natural stimulation, the alveolar bone—the portion of the jawbone that anchors teeth in the mouth—begins to break down and be reabsorbed into the body. Since there are no longer teeth that need the jawbone, the bone deteriorates and disintegrates.
The rate of deterioration varies per person; however, it begins almost immediately after a tooth is lost or removed and continues throughout life. Once deterioration reaches a certain point, dental prosthetics, such as dentures, will no longer be useful because there will not be enough bone to support them. The sooner a missing tooth is replaced the better when it comes to maintaining jawbone and facial support.
“One of the unique aspects of Integrated Dentistry is our focus and understanding of facial structure and esthetics and their relation to the chewing system and teeth. The teeth fill out and support the upper and lower jaws. The fullness and shape of your jaws support your face. Think of the face as a tent. If a storm comes through and knocks the tent posts down, the tent starts to sag. With the right planning of your dental care, we can put those support structures back in place and restore your natural form, function and beauty.”
‐ Dr. Derrick Johnson
The natural facelift effect results from restoring the natural function and support of the chewing system.This creates that 10-years younger appearance you’re looking for. Jaw joints that are properly seated in their most natural position and teeth and chewing muscles that work in harmony with this position produce a stress-free bite. Eliminating a stressful misaligned bite reduces muscle tension and inflammation bringing relief to tired overworked facial muscles. Look at the energy and sparkle in the eyes in the after picture of these patients. Call today for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift Dentistry
What is a dental facelift?
A dental facelift is a treatment analysing the functional and supportive aspects of the jaw joint, muscles, teeth and bite. When complete, it offers many of the positive esthetic effects of a facelift—a more youthful, radiant appearance,more comfort and better function—but without any cosmetic surgery needed. Instead, strategically-planned dental procedures are used to restore lost jawbone, realign the jaw, relieve TMJ disorders if present and correct other dental issues that cause an aged appearance.
How much does facelift dentistry cost?
The cost of facelift dentistry depends on the exact treatments you need. We believe in complete transparency in our pricing, so during your consultation, we will provide you with the costs involved for your unique dental facelift plan.
Will dental implants lift my face?
Yes, if you’ve experienced bone loss in your jaw, dental implants can be a helpful piece in the dental facelift process.
Will my face collapse with dentures?
Over time, your jawbone will break down if you have traditional dentures. This results in a sunken, prematurely-aged appearance, which is commonly referred to as facial collapse.
Can facial collapse be fixed?
If you’ve suffered facial collapse, bone grafting and dental implants and properly made dental prosthetics can be used to restore your lost jawbone and improve your appearance. A number of our patients look years younger and more energized after getting these procedures!
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 479-333-1300.